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Blanche of Castile

/blaːntʃ/
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?1188–1252, queen consort (1223–26) of Louis VIII of France, born in Spain. The mother of Louis IX, she acted as regent during his minority (1226–36) and his absence on a crusade (1248–52)
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Blanche of Castile

wife of Louis VIII of France, mother of Louis IX (St. Louis), and twice regent of France (1226-34, 1248-52), who by wars and marital alliances did much to secure and unify French territories

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